Oh goodness, but it has been a long while since I posted a journal update, hasn't it? School has kept me very busy, and even during break I was a bit overwhelmed with things to do. Wig commissions have been going well, but there's still quite a few I have left to get done--and they're all due by May!
First off, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has favourited my photos and started watching me! I've fallen out of the habit of personally thanking people, and I have one too many notifications to do that with so much going on. So I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate all the watches and favourites. You are all so fantastic and your support means so much to me.
I never did get around to talking about SuperMegaFest, did I? Honestly, it was an all right convention, but nothing to rave about as far as the con experience goes. However, I was super excited to meet Tom Felton and Eliza Dushku (Faith from Buffy). I also got interviewed by Nerd Caliber
while dressed as Luna Lovegood, which was too exciting! I was a bit nervous being interviewed so unexpectedly, but it was a great experience! I don't expect I'll be going back to SuperMegaFest next year, but it was still a nice way to wrap up last year's con season.
With that being said, the main reason for this update is this year's con season! The conventions I plan on attending are fast approaching, and though I have considerably less sewing to do for animeBoston this year, I still have a lot of work to get done and all while balancing school work and wig commissions! This year, I only have three conventions officially planned due to finances and timing, however, I may tack on a fourth if there's time and money to do so. Currently, my convention season spans March through May, with animeBoston in March; PAXEast in April; and then finally Fanime at the end of May which my friend, Faxen
will be joining me for, along with my usual group of friends from the west coast. PAX will be my one new convention this year, however, I was only able to get a one day ticket as the full weekend badges sold out quickly; so you can expect me there Saturday debuting my first video game cosplay!
Since animeBoston is my first convention, that'll be my focus for the next month or so. You can follow my cosplay Tumblr
, my fan page
, or even my instagram
for progress photo updates! With mostly prop and makeup work to worry about for aB, I've been jumping around on the costumes I work on for myself, but now that it's the middle of February, I'll be focusing more firmly on aB costumes. One of my costumes that I'll be wearing to animeBoston is actually a re-wear with a twist; I'm a part of a huge group for that and I am so excited! Of course, I'm not announcing anything this early, so you'll just have to stay tuned for my cosplay lineup!
Apart from con season, wig commissions are definitely keeping me busy and currently there are no openings
. Depending on things, I may reopen commissions in June after I get back from Fanime, but I have to take summer classes as part of the program I'm in, so I can't promise anything. And come next school year, I'll be focusing less on cosplay and more on school as it will be my last year. I'll still be attending cons, I'll just be making fewer new costumes. School has to take priority, and besides, I'll still be doing lots of sewing since that's what I'm in school for!
Well, I can't think of anything else to add right now, but I'll be posting my aB lineup the week of the convention--and after that it'll be nonstop for three whole months! It's gonna be an intense con season, but I'm way too excited! I hope everyone enjoys the costumes I produce this year! Thank you again for all your support!